Richard Kyle Kornegay (Kyle), lifelong resident of Blakely, GA, was a 2003 graduate of Early County High School. He attended the University of Georgia, and later Valdosta State University, where he graduated with a B.A. in History, and a minor in Religious Studies in 2008. He completed graduate school with a master’s degree in public administration in 2009. While in Valdosta, he interned with the Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority. Upon return to Blakely in 2010, he worked at Dixie Supply Service, and since early 2013 has been involved with the tax profession and various other enterprises.
"I am very proud to be able to serve the community that I grew up in. I consider it such a blessing to be able to work in my chosen field in the place that I care the most about. I see the Blakely-Early County region as an area that is ripe for growth and economic development. With the help of local leaders, as well as citizens of the community, I feel that we can establish the economic foundation we need to give Blakely and Early County the momentum it needs to prosper into posterity."
Carol joined the Blakely-Early County Chamber of Commerce in December 2005 as an executive assistant. Carol is responsible for the front-end operations of the chamber, which includes answering mail, greeting chamber members and visitors, creating spreadsheets and other documents, billing and accounts payable, and preparing minutes for the Board of Directors regular and special meetings.
Prior to joining the chamber, Carol worked with GTE/Verizon Communications as a business customer analyst.